Happy Hump Day Miami! Here’s your midweek Miami sports update.
Heat take a step back: The Heat were in action at home last night, taking on the Orlando Magic. Miami got off to a hot start leading 32-18 after the first. However, Orlando made adjustments and cut to the deficit to nine at the half. Orlando took a six point lead after a disastrous third quarter for the Heat. Miami kept things close in the fourth, it wasn’t enough as Orlando went onto win 104-99. Dion Waiters put up 26 points and D-Wade put up another 22, however all five of the Magic’s starters had double digit points totals. Heat legend, Chris Bosh was in the house, as number one will never be worn again. Bosh’s jersey was retired at halftime in a fun but emotional ceremony for Heat Nation. Miami now sits a half game behind Orlando for the eight seed in the East. The play again tomorrow night.
Panthers lose to Canadiens: The Panthers continued their tour of Canada last night with match-up against the Canadians. After the first period, the Panthers already trialed 3-0. The second period did not fare any better for Florida as Montreal added two more goals to go up 5-0. Florida finally got on the board in the third with a power-play goal from Frank Vatrano, however it would be the only goal the Panthers score as they go on to lose 6-1. With the loss, Florida is now officially out of playoff contention. The Panthers only have five games remaining in the season, including the last three at home.
Miami Open shocker: The Miami Open is still in town at Hard Rock Stadium. Yesterday, number one male, Novak Djokovic was in action. However Djokovic’s opponent, 23rd ranked, Roberto Bautista Agut had other plans. Agut upset Djokovic in three sets 6-1, 5-7, 3-6. Fourth ranked male, Roger Federer is in action today against 13th overall, Daniil Medvedev.